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Foxconn electronics giant hit by ransomware, $34 million ransom

The electronics giant Foxconn, which manufacturers Apple’s iPhone and many other popular devices, has fallen victim to a ransomware attack at one of its five factories in Mexico.

As reported by BleepingComputer, the ransomware attack occurred over the the Thanksgiving weekend and the attackers managed to steal unencrypted files from the company before encrypting its devices.

While the news outlet has been tracking the rumored attack for some time now, it was confirmed when the DopplePaymer ransomware group published files belonging to Foxconn NA on its data leak site. The leaked data includes a number of generic business documents and reports though it does not contain any financial information from the company or employee’s personal details.

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